Will Apple ever brining "Themes" to iOS ?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Tig Bitties, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68040

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Looking in the Jailbreak section, with all the homescreen setups of really beautiful themes and icon packs, makes me think...

    It just blows me away Apple still hasn't officially brought Theme's to iOS yet. I'm no Samsung fan, but at least they offer some pretty neat themes, that are easily applied and can radically change the look of the phone. And it's all done stock, no rooting needed whatsoever. Plus icon packs are a standard thing on all Android phones, easily applied on a brand new phone right out of the box.

    Why won't Apple at least allow themes and icons to be changed and applied, officially without JB ? Do you think Apple will ever open that up ?
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Your question can never be truly answered as it requires speculation - we could guess all day long and never be correct.

    Additionally, having 100 iPhones all looking and acting differently would hinder support as techs would find it more difficult to render assistance. Implementing themes would also increase the size of the code base and open the door to more bugs.
  3. foxconn Suspended

    Sep 6, 2016
    99% of the themes are ugly and if apple's gonna control that, imagine how upset people are gonna be when their themes get denied in the app store?
  4. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    I think themes would be awesome. I've hated all the stock apps appearance since iOS 7. iOS 6 was the last time the icons looked good.
  5. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Who remembers themes on their windows xp? You'd use the theme for a week then get sick of it.

    OS X never had themes (except for Apple's own dark setting). I doubt ios will have them.

    Can you even get 3rd party themes for Windows 10? I mean a real theme. Where you can change the icons and customise the look of the Ui. I saw some theme site from Microsoft where by the looks of it you just get a wallpaper and a colour for the task bar.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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    This is the real reason.

    Apple doesn't want to support issues created by third party software. If an app is malfunctioning they tell you to contact the app developer. But a malfunctioning theme?

    How does Apple even diagnose that?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016 ---
    That depends on how you look at it I guess.

    I have a theme I like (my 6s+ is jailbroken) because 99% of the time stock iOS is butta$$ fugly with it's blinding white and it's Fisher Price/Playskool primary color palette.

    It's not the major reason I jailbreak (themeing) but getting rid of all that color and white is one of my JB priorities.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016 ---
    Not me. Find a black theme and done.

    I have Leopard 10.5.8 themed on all my PowerPC Macs and Snow Leopard on my one MBP.

    All dark themes with a black menu bar. The only thing I can't do in Leopard is theme the background of Finder windows not in icon view.

    Xtra Finder only runs on Intel Macs so my MBP does have black backgrounds on Finder windows.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Would be nice but like Eric said I don't see Apple allowing it.

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